Mall of America at 25: Ten memorable music moments


A shopping and entertainment destination for many people across the country, the Mall of America has also been a stopping point for many famous musicians. The shopping supercenter has also been home to a number of exhibits spotlighting music in Minnesota and beyond. Now, as the country’s biggest mall celebrates its 25th anniversary, we’re taking…

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Mike Mictlan shares diabetes diagnosis, crowdfunds medical help


After an unexpected, belated diabetes diagnosis, Doomtree’s Mike Mictlan reached out to the community yesterday for help with medical expenses. Within 24 hours, the rapper’s GoFundMe has exceeded his $10,000 goal. Mictlan wrote on his GoFundMe page that after feeling sick for multiple days with what he thought was chronic stomach pain, he ended up…

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Friday Five: Sheila E., Fox & Coyote, and more new Minnesota music videos


Sheila E., “Funky National Anthem: Message 2 America” “You think you can make a difference?” a villain asks Sheila E. in an interrogation room. “You’re just a dame.” In response, she telepathically turns on screens around the room, and soon, she’s leading a parade and her own rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “Funky National Anthem” is…

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Coffee Break: Albums named after lyrics


So many albums are named for one of the songs on the record, aka the title track. But for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from albums that are named after a LYRIC in one of the songs?

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Today in Music History: Ray Parker Jr. hits No. 1 with 'Ghostbusters'


Neil Sedaka had a poppy hit at the top of the charts; the Knack had the knack for album sales; Led Zeppelin played their final U.K. show; Bruce Springsteen topped the album charts in the U.S. and Britain; Ray Parker Jr. had a No. 1 single with the theme from a popular film; and Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie is 40, Today in Music History.

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The Current Sessions®

Amy Shark visits The Current as her music career takes off

Amy Shark performs in The Current studio

'It's still blowing my mind that I'm from a long way away, and my little song's being played in Minnesota,' says Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. 'It's amazing.' Amy Shark shared songs and stories when she visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jill Riley.

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Coffee Break: Trios

The Police

Today in 1977, The Police made their live debut as a three-piece band when they played at the club Rebecca's in Birmingham, England. For today's Coffee Break, what trios do you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet'


Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet'; Mick Jagger got hurt making a film; Diana Ross had her second No. 1 single; the Police made their live debut; Kanye made an impassioned anti-discrimination speech; the Beatles' classic lineup made its debut; and Chic went No. 1, Today in Music History.

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